Commentaries & Articles
Taiwan’s Evolving Security Concerns and Prospects of Cross-Strait Unification
The ‘Century of Humiliation’ occupies a special place in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ruled People’s Republic of China (PRC) in driving the ruling narrative in the country. It has gained a renewed emphasis under the leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping. The term refers to the period from years 1839 to 1949 when the Chinese nation was subjected to imperial intervention and subjugation, and as a consequence, lost control over large swathes of territory to the foreigners.
Significance of Nobuo Kishi’s Vietnam Visit in the Indo-Pacific
In recent times, Vietnam has emerged as the darling of the world. Many important countries such as the US, Japan, India and many European countries are making special efforts to court Vietnam. Why is there this sudden recognition of Vietnam and why does Vietnam qualify for such an honour? There are valid reasons for this. Each country making special effort to woo Vietnam finds matching interests between the two countries. The factors for such bonhomie range from economic to strategic/security considerations with cultural background underpinning and providing additional heft.
Metaphors of Reverence: A Tale of Two Civilisational Gestures
Reverence to others comes out as what one has inherited and learned from their elders or ancestors. As Martin Heidegger puts it, “In giving thanks, the heart gives thought to what it has and what it is.”1 The praxis of revering would vary based on the learned ethos and values that they have inherited from their ancestors.
The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: A Turning Point in Global Terrorism
“Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”1 - George W Bush 43rd President of the United States (2001-2009)
अफ़ग़ानिस्तान की नई सरकार, पाकिस्तान और भारत
7 सितम्बर को अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में नई सरकार की घोषणा हो गयी। तैतीस सदस्यीय मंत्रिमंडल में तीस मंत्री तालिबान के ही हैं। तालिबान की ओर से जारी एक बयान में यह कहा गया है कि यह अंतरिम सरकार है क्योंकि एक स्थायी सरकार बनाने के लिए वार्ता अभी भी जारी है। यह इस बात का संकेत है कि अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में काबिज़ गुटों के बीच में कुछ ठीक नहीं चल रहा है और सत्ता सुख की जोड़तोड़ में शायद जनहित की बात पूरी तरह से भुला दी गई है।अफ़ग़ानिस्तान पर कब्ज़े के शुरुआती दिनों में शासक तालिबान द्वारा ये संकेत दिए गए कि उनकी सरकार एक समावेशी सरकार होगी जिसमें सभी गुटों और कबीलों का समुचित प्रतिनिधित्व होगा। दोहा में ऐसी वार्ताओं का द
अफगानिस्तान के पतन पर कैसी है मध्य एशिया की प्रतिक्रिया?
हाल के सप्ताहों में मध्य एशियाई गणराज्यों (सीएआर) में जो घटनाक्रम होता रहा है, उसके नतीजे सामने आने लगे हैं। 15 अगस्त 2021 को तालिबान ने काबुल पर कब्जा जमा लिया, जो अफगानिस्तान में अशरफ गनी के नेतृत्व वाली सरकार के पतन का कारण बना। तालिबान की पुनर्वापसी अवश्यंभावी थी लेकिन वह इतनी तेजी के साथ सत्ता में लौट आएगा, इसकी उम्मीद किसी को नहीं थी।
The Idea of Bharatavarsha
AS one who with his Indian passport finds it impossible to travel to Pakistan, I frequently treat myself to Pakistani travel videos available in ‘you tube’. I now know, for example, that Karim’s teashop in the old quarter of Gwadar at the western edge of the Makran coast is identical with hundreds of roadside teashops that one routinely encounters in India and that the person selling fresh sugarcane juice in the fields near Multan is no different from his counterpart near Hissar.
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